Deepika Padukone celebrates her birthday on 5th January. As one of the most successful actresses of her time, she is often looked up to to set the tone of a conversation or speak up abut relevant issues. More recently, she has raised awareness about the importance of mental health, citing her own personal experiences in the process and encouraging people to talk about how they feel and seek help.
BizAsiaLive.com looks at five real-life quotes of the actress that inspire people.
“I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.”
As a successful actress, Padukone’s positive attitude has often been something she has portrayed in interviews and conversation that have been in the public eye. Knowing that she thinks a career’s good and bad parts are something you can’t rely on is something quite inspirational as a thought.
“When you look at a person, any person, everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed their life. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are not signs of weakness. They are signs of trying to remain strong for way too long.”
Choosing to talk about mental health is something Padukone is known and with her voice, she has highlighted that anything that affects your mood or feelings is not sign of weakness is something to look upto, especially in this day and age.
“I wish to be appreciated not only as a film star but also for the person I am. If I manage to bring a smile on people’s faces, then I think I’ll be successful.”
As a big star, it is inevitable that fame would change something and is something that many aspire to. However, hearing Padukone say that she would like to be known for who she is is quite special. And she’s slowly been showing her personality through her social media and, arguably, through her online interaction with others – including her hubby Ranveer Singh.
“It’s good to be slightly ambitious, but I believe one shouldn’t be too calculative. It’s good to be on the edge, but I have never followed my mind. I have always followed my heart. And it has yielded the right results.”
Following your heart is something that doesn’t come naturally to all and it can go hand-in-hand with ambition a lot of the time. However, a little of your head is probably needed to so Padukone’s thoughts on this and in getting to her successes are inspirational and can encourage others to seek something similar for their own lives.
“Comfort is of great importance to me. I really want to encourage girls to dress in whatever they feel comfortable in and not get bogged down by fashion trends.”
Padukone’s personal style has often received much attention and it’s refreshing that she wants to make sure young women know that comfort is something they should be looking to, rather than copying another’s style or allowing people’s opinions to form their own perspective on fashion.
BizAsiaLive.com would like to wish Deepika Padukone a very happy birthday.